OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Fulcrum Methods, the leading provider of methodologies to assist healthcare IT personnel with project and program management, will extend its current product offering to include curriculum and training programs for education and professional development purposes. An essential component of the program is designed to address the shortfall of skilled IT personnel needed to implement and support a national electronic healthcare system.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Department of Education and others, there will be a shortfall of 51,000 qualified health IT workers required over the next five years to meet the needs of hospitals and physicians as they adopt electronic health records (EHRs). Adoption of EHRs by the medical community is being driven by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH), which provides incentives to advance the appropriate use of health information technology.
"We're very excited about this initiative. Our methodologies and the embedded competencies are a perfect fit for developing individual skills in health information technology," said Joseph DeLuca, Knowledge Architect at Fulcrum Methods. "Our decades of expertise and proven, deployed products for software vendor selection, systems implementation, technology planning, program and project management, IT-driven process redesign, and managing organizational change forms the basis of an extraordinarily thorough, high-value yet practical curriculum."
The Fulcrum Methods curriculum and training program can be used directly by the higher education system in response to a development grant in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Information Technology Professionals in Health Care: Curriculum Development Centers. Higher education organizations interested in using Fulcrum Methods curriculum and training programs as part of a grant response or healthcare IT training or degree program should contact Fulcrum Methods directly for further discussion.
The Fulcrum Methods curriculum and training program can also be used directly by healthcare organizations, consulting service organizations, and software or technology vendors to advance the healthcare IT skills and capabilities of their workforce. Organizations interested in using Fulcrum Methods curriculum and training programs to build or advance their healthcare IT workforce should contact Fulcrum Methods directly for further discussion.
About Fulcrum Methods
Fulcrum Methods is the leading provider of program management, project management, planning, vendor selection, system implementation, process redesign and change management methodologies to the healthcare IT industry. Our approach delivers immediate value to healthcare organizations while developing sustained core competencies and proficiency.
We are a community of over 750 licensed Fulcrum Methods users, influencing 10,000 healthcare professionals who daily oversee thousands of complex initiatives. Our clients include Stanford Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and John Muir Health, among others. For more information go to http://www.fulcrummethods.com
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